4REAL 4REAL, arrives May 3
Compton rapper YG has announced that his new album is titled 4REAL 4REAL During an interview with Billboard, the project arrive May 3 via Def Jam.
4REAL 4REAL follows YG’s 2018 album Stay Dangerous. YG planned to surprise-drop the record on April 12, but delayed its release as he mourned the death of his friend and collaborator Nipsey Hussle, who was murdered at the age of 33. Last weekend, YG dedicated his Coachella set to Nipsey.
I was dropping a Surprise album April 12th
But man. Now that we gotta deal with Big bro goin to heaven I will not drop the album this month. Pushing it to May, Sorry! LONG LIVE @NipseyHussle my brother from the other color!
— STAY DANGEROUS (@YG) April 3, 2019
According to Billboard, 4REAL 4REAL is “perhaps his most confident storytelling to date.” Instead of freestyling like he usually does, he decided to switch up his recording process and wrote some of the tracks, including the opener “The Face,” on his laptop.
“From my first album to my second album, and from my second album to my third album, it took me two years to put out each project,” he said. “That wasn’t my choice. Life was changing: I got shot, I had a daughter. It was crazy — it took a little longer.”